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Day 100 of our Trip! (Castle Rock, Washington)

May 6, 2007

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Well, we’ve been on the road 100 days!!! We've travelled over 12,000 miles and been to 16 states. We've spent A LOT of money on diesel (I know the amount, but it's too depressing to include it in the blog). I've broken 2 glass bowls, 1 digital camera and 1 coffeemaker.

So what have I learned so far?

  • Husbands and wives should not be together 24/7 for 100 days straight!!!
  • RVing is an expensive hobby.
  • I love the mountains.
  • California has an unbelievable amount of cars.
  • LAX has two main runways for jets.
  • Jets take off every 3 minutes at LAX.
  • You cannot ignore the jets taking-off if you're camping at Dockweiler's, which is directly under the southern runway of LAX.
  • It is cold in Yosemite in April.
  • Yosemite Valley is beautiful, no matter how cold.
  • There are people who leave their cars at the gas pumps while they go to eat lunch.
  • My brother’s death has been harder to handle than I expected.
  • Diesel cost less than regular gasoline west of the Mississippi.
  • The people from the south are the friendliest people in the country.
  • Australians call RV parks “caravan parks”.
  • I love watching and identifying birds. Yes, I've become one of those nerdy people with binoculars looking at birds.
  • My hair hasn't been colored in months -- my hair's actually not as gray as I thought it was :-)
  • Jere's losing weight while RVing; I'm going the opposite way :-(
  • I think Joe's grown another inch during the last 100 days.
  • I should have brought more than 2 pairs of jeans along on this trip. You really don't want to know how many days I've worn a pair of jeans before washing them.
  • So far we've not found anywhere we'd rather live instead of central Pennsylvania.
  • After 100 days in our 5th wheel, our house in Mechanicsburg is now referred to as "our country estate" :-)

Posted by jengelman 10:12 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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I just wanted to let you know that I've been following your trip since you left -- I can't believe it as been 100 days! I really enjoy reading your journal entries and I love "seeing" so many parts of the country that I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.


by shelmer

Hopefully the rest of the week will be better, maybe you should let Jere be in charge of the "breakables". Wow- 100 days, it is hard to believe. I have always said after we would come back from camping that I need a vacation, it is a lot of work to camp, maybe that is why our camper has been sitting for the last 4 years....The weather here in Central PA has been gorgeous! Sunny, great temps, a little breeze, Paul is wishing for this weather to last the whole summer, isn't he a silly boy. Hope your rain is over for a while and you have great weather. As always be safe and we look forward to out next educational tour! Robin

by imrobin

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